Film Series

July 31 - August 30, 2008
Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Angel of Fire presents powerful and provocative films exploring Frida Kahlo's involvement in the cultural and political landscape of Mexico, as well as her complex personal relationships. It includes work by major international filmmakers (such as Sergei Eisenstein and Luis Buñuel), classics of Mexican cinema, and a sampling of the many documentaries that have taken Kahlo as their subject. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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Buy tickets Nazarín
Luis Buñuel, 1959, 94 min.

Buñuel's film is a study of religious idealism and harsh social realities at the end of the 19th century. Father Nazarín is a priest who lives in a Mexico City slum. His…

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Nazarín
Luis Buñuel, 1959, 94 min.

Buñuel's film is a study of religious idealism and harsh social realities at the end of the 19th century. Father Nazarín is a priest who lives in a Mexico City slum. His…

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Buy tickets El Puño de hierro (The Iron Fist)
Gabriel García Moreno, 1927, 77 min.

This rare, remarkable silent adventure opens with a young man experiencing his first shot of morphine. To try to describe the rest of the breathless plot would be futile, but…

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¡Que viva México!
Sergei Eisenstein, 1931/1979, 85 min.

Hollywood was never a natural home to Eisenstein, and with several projects rejected, it took little to persuade him to follow Upton Sinclair south to create a film celebrating…

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Sergei Eisenstein, 1931/1979, 85 min.

Hollywood was never a natural home to Eisenstein, and with several projects rejected, it took little to persuade him to follow Upton Sinclair south to create a film celebrating…

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¡Que viva México!
Sergei Eisenstein, 1931/1979, 85 min.

Hollywood was never a natural home to Eisenstein, and with several projects rejected, it took little to persuade him to follow Upton Sinclair south to create a film celebrating…

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Buy tickets Aventurera
Alberto Gout, 1949, 101 min.

One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of cabaretera, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in…

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Aventurera
Alberto Gout, 1949, 101 min.

One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of cabaretera, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in…

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Buy tickets Frida, naturaleza viva
Paul Leduc, 1984, 108 min.

This fictional documentary investigates the agonies and ecstasies that punctuated - and, literally, punctured - Frida Kahlo's life, in a series of dramatized flashbacks as she lies…

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Double Feature
Enamorada (A Woman in Love)
Emilio Fernández, 1946, 99 min.

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